Friday, December 14, 2012
Weekend picks for local culture lovers include an indie shopping spree and John Waters holiday show.
Independent Detroit Holiday Shopping Quest – Saturday, December 15 SHOPPING Royal Oak and Ferndale-dwelling city lovers should love this, but, you need to reserve your tickets asap! The Independent Detroit Holiday Shopping Quest — created by The Detroit Bus, a special event bus tour company — will host a shopping tour that’s perfect for anyone who’s looking for a new kind of holiday shopping experience. Making pickups in both Royal Oak and Ferndale, the bus will take tour-goers to more than a dozen different downtown Detroit retailers for a day of shopping, schmoozing and fun. Participating retailers include newly opened mid-century homewares store, Hugh; Pure Detroit; City Bird; Detroit Mercantile; high-end resale shop, the Peacock Room …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Weekend recommendations for music and culture lovers.
Friday, December 7 – Chelsea Handler Comedians While there are large swaths of people who find “mean girl” humor loathsome, there’s no denying that E! Network mainstay, Chelsea Handler, has created something of a comedy empire. This week, three of the comedy dom’s most-loved writers — Brad Wollack, Jen Kirkman and Josh Wolf — hit the Royal Oak Music Theatre’s stage; sure to deliver their self-effacing-yet-still-somehow-rude signature brand of hilarity. 8 p.m. at the Royal Oak Music Theatre (318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980). Tickets are $32.50. For more info: royaloakmusictheatre.com Saturday, December 8 – The Blueflowers with the Volebeats and the Walking Beat Fans of well-crafted alt-country and early rock ’n’ roll take heed: …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Battle rounds will be held for 16 weeks, culminating with a grand-prize winner and the kickoff of Detroit's largest improv showcase.
Go Comedy! Improv Theatre in Ferndale is kicking off its third annual Bailout Improv Tournament Spectacular, featuring improv teams going head-to-head each Wednesday night for the next 16 weeks — and the madness begins today. Each team has just 22 minutes to show off their best skills to try to win the audience’s vote in order to advance to the next round. Eventually two teams will make it to the grand finale tournament that leads to a $1002 cash prize. Teams from all across Metro Detroit will compete at 8 p.m. each Wednesday, today through Aug. 8, in a single-elimination tourney. At the end of the comedy hour, the audience will cast votes by secret ballot and the winning team will move forward. The audience favorite will be announced each…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Check out a Michael Jackson tribute, 'The Tim Machine' and more this weekend.
From music to comedy to glitz and jewelry at the Royal Oak Farmers Market,catch one of these shows this weekend and be prepared to be entertained. There's something for everyone. Here are some suggestions:
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
During the Downtown Development Authority's presentation to City Council on Monday night, Communications Manager Chris Hughes discussed several new things coming to or happening in Ferndale.
Audio tours, a new partnership and trick-or-treating downtown are just a few things Ferndale Downtown Development Authority's Communications Manager Chris Hughes discussed during her presentation to City Council on Monday night. FernNet and IGNITE join forces for a evening of entrepreneurs at Go Comedy! Improv Theater at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. FernNet is a networking group for downtown businesses, which is open to everyone, and IGNITE is a forum for those who are starting or growing their businesses in downtown Ferndale. The event brings in Bonnie R. Fahoome, resource coordinator for the MORE Program, an organization that provides resources to entrepreneurs, to talk tools of the trade for – yep, you guessed it – entrepreneurs. Hughes said a …
Friday, July 8, 2011
The actor/comedian best known for his roles in 'Mr. Show' and 'The Sarah Silverman Program,' comes to Ferndale for the first time and performs two shows Saturday.
Fart and wiener jokes may reek of immaturity, but comedian Brian Posehn’s wittiness toward his material has always created a more sophisticated appeal to what could be deemed childish. Posehn, who comes to the Magic Bag on Saturday, has held roles in numerous sitcoms and movies including Just Shoot Me, Friends and Seinfeld, and on HBO’s Mr. Show, a sketch comedy show featuring up-and-coming comedians during the 1990’s. “That show (Mr. Show) really made me laugh when we were doing it,” said Posehn, who was featured on 28 episodes and was a contributing writer. “It was like, you know, this is something for everybody.” Although the Magic Bag will be his first appearance in Ferndale, he’s no stranger to Michigan. He was in Detroit and Ann …